Geek out, hoodie, mixed martial arts, props, shout-out, spam, tighty-whities, twentysomething, world wide web. What do these words have in common? These words all made their Merriam-Webster debut in the glorious year of 1990 when yours truly entered the world. Some of these words I use so frequently it blows my mind that they weren't commonplace pre 90's. Others, like 'world wide web' almost seem obsolete in 2018 because, let's be honest, we don't even use "www" in the address bar anymore. Well, your mom still might. You do you, Ma.

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Head on over the Merriam-Webster website to see what words came out the year you were born!


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